Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on Feb. 26 in Lexington.
1. Community Conversation on Climate Change: At 6:45 p.m. tonight at St. Brigid's Keilty Hall, there will be a Community Conversation focusing on "How Can We Make a Difference in Lexington? Thriving in the Face of Challenging Weather." The goal of the evening discussions is to produce a realistic set of next steps to help the town better prepare for climate change. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Harrington School Council at 7:30 a.m. at the school, the Capital Expenditures Committee at 8 a.m. at the Town Office Building, the Tourism Committee at 11:30 a.m. at the Town Office Buiding, the Minuteman School Council at 4:30 p.m. at Minuteman High, the School Committee at…
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
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Inside St. Brigid's Keilty Hall last night, many Lexington residents gathered for a community conversation about community. Participants were randomly assigned to tables and asked two broad questions about community. Themes emerged regarding how residents could be better served by their community (better integration, dog-walker friendlier Willard Woods) and about how Lexingtonians can become more engaged (block parties, volunteering). Here are the questions: How can our community be more helpful and supportive to me? And, How can I become more engaged in our community? So, with that in mind, we want to know, How would you (or did you) answer those questions?
At a facilitated discussion held Tuesday, Sept. 27, Lexington residents began to answer the questions “What does community mean?” and “How can we find it together?”
Transportation, information, integration and Tai Chi were among the recurring themes that cropped up during Tuesday night’s Community Conversation about defining and finding community. More than 100 residents pulled up chairs inside St. Brigid’s Keilty Hall and attempted to answer the broad questions brought forward by event sponsors and supporters, including the League of Women Voters and several other town groups, departments and organizations. Residents were randomly assigned to tables with colored cloths, facilitators and scribes. Town Moderator Deborah Brown kept participants on-point by posing the questions of the night: “What does community mean?” and “How can we find it together?” The point of the evening’s exercises was not to …
Sunday, September 4, 2011
The League of Women Voters and several other Lexington organizations will host "Community Conversation" on September 27 in which residents can share thoughts about what constitutes a great community and suggestions of ways to work together to achieve it.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Patrick Ball
Sunday, September 4, 2011
The following is a press release submitted by the League of Women Voters of Lexington. We go through our busy days focused on what gets our attention and interest - our work, health, parents, children, community. We have all chosen to live in Lexington, a town that has a vibrant and caring community. But, does this "community" give us what we need? And, what do we contribute to the "community" to make it successful? A “Community Conversation," Tuesday evening, Sept/ 27, will provide an opportunity for the people of Lexington to share our thoughts about what constitutes a great community and suggestions of how we can work together to achieve it. The evening will be facilitated by Town Moderator Deborah Brown and sponsored by the League of…